GLSA 200901-05 Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/11/2009 03:20 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-05
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Severity: Normal
Title: Streamripper: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 11, 2009
Bugs: #249039
ID: 200901-05

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Synopsis
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Multiple buffer overflows have been discovered in Streamripper,
allowing for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Streamripper is a tool for extracting and recording mp3 files from a
Shoutcast stream.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/streamripper lt; 1.64.0 gt;= 1.64.=
0

Description
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Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research reported multiple buffer
overflows in the http_parse_sc_header(), http_get_pls() and
http_get_m3u() functions in lib/http.c when parsing overly long HTTP
headers, or pls and m3u playlists with overly long entries.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious server,
possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Streamripper users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/streamripper-1.64.0=
"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-4829
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4829

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200901-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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